Application of Nanotechnology in Batteries and Electrochemical Energy Storage

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanotechnology and Applied Nanosciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 605

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ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Lungotevere Thaon di Revel, 76, 00196 Roma, Italy
Interests: supercapacitors; conjugated polymers; catalysts; functional coatings; functional characterization; electrodeposition; electrophoretic deposition; electrospinning

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Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: degradation of materials for batteries; Zn-air batteries; corrosion; electrochemical applications; spectroelectrochemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of nanotechnology has unquestioned advantages in the design and preparation of batteries and electrochemical energy storage systems. The main purposes for which nanotechnology is being used in this area are increasing efficiency, in terms of battery capacity or energy density of supercapacitors; reducing material costs, for example, using more readily available carbon-based catalysts or non-precious metals; increasing safety and extending the life cycle; and possibly using recyclable materials at the end of life. Efforts to achieve these goals are mainly directed toward the study and development of nanomaterials and technologies for their production, which should be low-cost and easily scalable to facilitate the widespread production and use of energy storage systems.

In this Special Issue, we invite contributions that explore innovation and originality in nanotechnology applications in batteries and electrochemical energy storage. Submissions may focus on newly developed nanomaterials for electrodes and catalysts, nanostructured electrodes and membranes, better-performing electrolytes, and related nanotechnologies. Survey papers and reviews are also welcome.

Dr. Maria Federica De Riccardis
Dr. Claudio Mele
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • batteries
  • supercapacitors
  • nanomaterials
  • catalysts
  • electrolytes
  • functional properties

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